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Student Art Camp 2015

Afternoon art sessions at Main Street Arts for students in grades 7–10. Projects will include portrait painting, drawing from life, collage, and most importantly using your imagination. A new project will be completed each day!

Join us for this summer's Student Art Camps at Main Street Arts!

Join us for this summer’s Student Art Camps at Main Street Arts!

Grades 7–10 | Fours sessions over two weeks
Tues 7/21, Thur 7/23, Tues 7/28, Thur 7/30 | 1–3pm

Tues 7/21, Self-Portrait Painting: Learn how to draw the human face and create your own unique self-portrait!

Thur 7/23, Collage: Experiment with different materials to create a one-of-a-kind collage. This session emphasizes the importance of trying new things!

Tues 7/28, Watercolor Basics: In this session, explore layering colors and using watercolor techniques to create beautiful watercolor paintings.

Thur 7/30, Drawing from Life: Students draw still life objects to learn one of the most important tools in an artist’s toolbox, drawing from real life!

Call, email, or stop by the gallery to sign up today! $15 per session or $50 for all four sessions.

Ontario Pathways Photo Exhibition

The Ontario Pathways Photo Exhibition is a collaborative effort between Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs Hospital Auxiliary, and Ontario Pathways. The goal is three-fold: (1) Make people more active and healthy by hiking local trails; (2) Encourage people to connect with their local environment; (3) Give photo-enthusiasts of all levels and abilities the opportunity to exhibit their photographs in a contemporary art gallery.

To Submit Your Photos:

  1. Send up to three .jpeg images (no larger than 2MB each) taken on the Ontario Pathways to mstreetarts@gmail.com. All submissions must be taken on or near the trail.
  2. Be sure the subject line says the following:  “Your Name — Ontario Pathways Exhibit”.
  3. Include the following in the body of your email:
  • Your Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Title of the photograph
  • Location where you took the photograph
  • Printed size if selected for the exhibition

Submission Deadline: May 25, 2015
Exhibition Dates: July 9–31, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 16, 4–7 p.m.

More information: Ontario Pathways Submissions

You’re invited to join Ontario Pathways in their Hiking Series Planned for 2015! This is a great opportunity to take photographs for this exhibition. The following information is taken directly from their flyer:

Hike Plan

Starting in Canandaigua and heading to Stanley, then from Stanley to Phelps. Meet at the designated locations by 9:30.

April 25th: Meet at the New Covenant Baptist Church parking lot on County Road 46.
We will car pool back to Main Street Canandaigua. The  hike will go from Main Street to County Road 46. Distance of three miles.

May 9th: Meet at the New Covenant Baptist Church parking lot on County Road 46.
Hike will go to Depot Road. Hiking distance of five miles.

Hike Plan

Starting in Phelps and heading to Stanley, then from Stanley to Canandaigua. Meet at the designated locations by 10:00.

May 12th: Meet at the Gifford Road Trail Head.
This is a hike from the trailhead to the county line and back out. 3.6 miles round trip hike. Take Rt. 88 north of Phelps. Turn onto Rockefeller Road, then left on Wilber Road, then right on Gifford Road. Trail Head is 1000 feet ahead on the left.

May 19th: Meet at the Rt. 96 Trailhead/parking lot.
Four mile hike. The Rt. 96 Trailhead is a quarter mile east of State Rt. 488 on State Rt. 96.

Running late? Missed the car pool? Then go directly to the starting point or the first available road crossing that allows parking. We will get you back to your car at the end of the hike.

Go to our website www.ontariopathways.org click on CONTACT and let us know you are coming. We will send out a reminder for each hike.

2015 Free Film Screenings

Join us at Main Street Arts for our series of free monthly film screenings! Enjoy complimentary coffee and treats while viewing these exciting art documentaries.

Herb and Dorothy

Herb and Dorothy

February Film: Herb and Dorothy
Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 7–9 pm

“He was a postal worker. She was a librarian. Together they amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in the world.

HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary tale of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a seemingly ordinary couple who filled their humble one-bedroom New York apartment with more than 4,000 works of art over a 45-year period. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki turns her lens on the Vogels during a critical period of transition for the couple and their cherished collection.”

 

Waste Land

Waste Land

March Film: Waste Land
Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 7–9 pm

“Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.”

 

Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers

April Film: Beautiful Losers
Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 7–9 pm

“The most memorable cultural movements in history have always developed organically … the simple result of a few like-minded people coming together to create something new usually for no other purpose than a common love of doing it. In the early 1990′s a loose-knit group of American artists, many just out of their teens, unwittingly started just such a movement.

Rooted in the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, such as skateboarding, surf, graffiti, punk and hip-hop, they created art that reflected the alternative ‘do-it-yourself’ lifestyles they led. Over the last decade these artists and the subcultures they sprang from have become not only popular, but have sparked the most influential cultural movement of our generation.”

 

Visual Acoustics

Visual Acoustics

May Film: Visual Acoustics
Thursday, May 14, 2015  |  7–9 pm

In a documentary exploring the life and career of Julius Shulman–widely regarded by experts as the greatest architectural photographer–director Eric Bricker reveals the man who was influential in bringing to light the architectural modernist movement. Shulman’s work plays a significant role in promoting the careers of legendary architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, the film also includes interviews from various architects and Shulman himself.

 

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies

June Film: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Thursday, June 11, 2015  |  7–9 pm

“Produced by Martin Scorsese and Robert Greenhut and directed by Arne Glimcher, PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES is a cinematic tour through the effects of the technological revolution, specifically the invention of aviation, the creation of cinema and their interdependent influence on artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.  With narration by Scorsese, and interviews with art scholars and artists including Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel and Eric Fischl, the film looks at the collision between film and art at the turn of the 20th Century and helps us to realize cinema’s continuing influence on the art of our time.”

 

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

July Film: Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress, and The Tangerine
Thursday, July 16, 2015  |  7–9 pm

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is a cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. As an artist, Louise Bourgeois has for six decades been at the forefront of successive new developments, but always on her own powerfully inventive and disquieting terms. In 1982, at the age of 71, she became the first woman to be honored with a major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Filmed with unparalleled access between 1993 and 2007, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is a comprehensive and dramatic documentary of creativity and revelation.”

 

The Cool School

The Cool School

August Film: The Cool School
Thursday, August 20, 2015  |  7–9 pm

“THE COOL SCHOOL is an abject lesson in how to build an art scene from scratch and what to avoid in the process. The film focuses on the seminal Ferus Gallery, which groomed the LA art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists, including Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Craig Kauffman, Wallace Berman, Ed Moses and Robert Irwin. The Ferus also served as launching point for New York imports, Andy Warhol (hosting his first Soup Can show), Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as leading to the first Pop Art show and Marcel Duchamp’s first retrospective. What was lost and gained is tied up in a complex web of egos, passions, money, and art. This is how LA came of age.”

 

The Cats of Mirikitani

The Cats of Mirikitani

September Film: The Cats of Mirikitani
Thursday, September 17, 2015  |  7–9 pm

“This documentary by Linda Hattendorf focuses on Jimmy Mirikitani, an elderly homeless artist with Japanese roots. Living on the streets of Manhattan, Mirikitani sells his paintings, which are mostly of cats, but also include scenes of imprisonment that hark back to his days in an American internment camp during World War II. Hattendorf invites Mirikitani into her apartment and finds out more about his life during wartime, which shares some similarities with post-9/11 New York City.”

 

Alice Neel

Alice Neel

October Film: Alice Neel
Thursday, October 8, 2015  |  7–9 pm

“SeeThink Productions presents a feature-length documentary film on the life and art of American painter Alice Neel (1900-1984). This documentary tells the story of Neel’s life, exploring the struggles she faced as a woman artist, a single mother, and a painter who defied convention.”

 

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser

November Film: Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight
Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 7–9 pm

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design.  Best known for co-founding New York Magazine, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, MILTON GLASER: TO INFORM AND DELIGHT.  From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos, and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.”

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

December Film: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Thursday, December 10, 2015  |  7–9 pm

A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring extensive interviews conducted by Basquiat’s friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, the production reveals how he dealt with being a black artist in a predominantly white field. The film also explores Basquiat’s rise in the art world, which led to a close relationship with Andy Warhol, and looks at how the young painter coped with acclaim, scrutiny and fame.

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